Computer Information Systems Department

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Join the Fight Against Cyberterrorism!

This fall, NPC is launching a new CIS AAS degree and certificate program in Cybersecurity. In just two years you can be on the front line in the war on cyberterriorism, planning and carrying out security measures to protect an organization's computer networks and systems.
There are currently over 200,000 unfilled Information Security jobs in the United States, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million worldwide by 2019.

Learn more about this new career opportunity by watching our YouTube video. You can also view and download slides from an Open House presentation in PDF.

Why choose NPC?

The NPC Computer Information Systems (CIS) program is "competency based," ensuring that you graduate job-ready with the skills necessary for entry-level employment. Learn on state-of-the-art equipment in small class settings where you receive personal attention from highly trained and experienced CIS faculty members.

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Select from direct-to-work options like the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, the Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or Certificate of Proficiency (CP). All offer training in computer information systems (AAS and CAS only), graphic design and Web development, and Network and PC Support (preparation for the A+ and N+ certifications). A Certificate of Proficiency (CP) is also available in Commercial Graphics.

Specific Courses

For specific courses needed to complete these degrees/ certificates speak with an NPC academic adviser or see the current NPC catalog.

    “I figured a strong foundation in computers will help me no matter what career I choose!”

    – Dustin Tenney, Snowflake

    Degree/Certificate Options

    • Computer Information Systems • AAS, CAS
    • Network & PC Support • AAS, CAS, CP
    • Web Development and Graphic Design • AAS, CAS, CP
    • Commercial Graphics Fundamentals • CP

    Why Study Computer Information Systems

    Computing is an area where it is impossible to predict the next innovation. But one thing is certain: there is no end in sight to the rapid development of computer-related technologies and the demand for workers with computing expertise. Yet, there is fierce competition for entry-level positions in this well-paying industry, making it essential to have a formal degree or certificate. But if you couple your good communication and analytical skills with NPC's solid training, this field might just offer you the career opportunity of a lifetime!

    Future job possibilities in computer information systems will be found in every area that touches human lives: the sciences, engineering, business, entertainment, education and more. And once established in the computing field, your training and experience can open the doors to ever more challenging positions with increasingly commanding salaries. See U.S.Bureau of Labor & Statistics median pay information. (SOC 15.0000)

    NPC offers courses that train you to use industry standard programs such as: Windows, Apple, and Linux/Unix operating systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Microsoft Publisher, BASIC, C and C++ language, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript.

    Online Course Options

    Currently, three CIS courses are available online:

    • CIS 105 (SUN # CIS 1120) Computer Applications and Information Technology
    • CIS 150 Digital Culture
    • CIS 286 Educational Technology

    University Transfer Options

    Some courses within the program, but not all, may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Always work with an NPC academic adviser to ensure you are taking the right courses to meet your educational and career goals.

    Contact Us

    Pam Dominquez

    Administrative Assistant
    Career & Technical Education Division
    Silver Creek Campus – Snowflake/Taylor
    Student Center

    (800) 266-7845, ext. 6232

    Gainful Employment

    The U.S. Department of Education requires all colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."  Gainful employment disclosure information can be found for specific programs regarding tuition and fees and median loan debt, completion and job placement rates, and jobs related to the program on the web page for each program area.

    We hope this information is helpful to our current and prospective students as you make your career and educational choices. For more information on Gainful Employment requirements, please read this letter from the U.S. Department of Education (7-page PDF).